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Boise’s Rhodes Skate Park grand opening brings in top skaters

Top national skater Nyjah Huston, pictured here at the 2016 X-Games in Austin, Texas, will show his stuff with the Element Skate Team in Boise at the grand opening of Rhodes Skate Park on Satuday, Aug. 6.
Top national skater Nyjah Huston, pictured here at the 2016 X-Games in Austin, Texas, will show his stuff with the Element Skate Team in Boise at the grand opening of Rhodes Skate Park on Satuday, Aug. 6.

See some of the top skateboarders in the nation and celebrate the grand opening of the newly renovated $1.55 million Rhodes Skate Park near Downtown Boise. The Element skate team, sponsored by one of the top brands in the industry, features skater Nyjah Huston, pictured, and X-Games Gold Medalist Tom Schaar. At 9 a.m. you can tour 304 Americana, the Boise home for Elemental Awareness, a nonprofit founded by Element CEO Johnny Schillereff that seeks to connect youth to nature through skateboarding. At 1 p.m., you can hit the rails and half pipes yourself at the Open Skate Jam. Then watch the Element team at 2 p.m., and stick around to grab an autograph at 4 p.m.

Dana Oland

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, Rhodes Skate Park, 1555 W. Front St., Boise. Free.

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